Short breaks at the Baltic Sea region’s manors

Let yourself be revitalised: by wonderful places with good food and nourishment for the soul

A new generation of “space pioneers” is reviving the Baltic Sea region’s manors. In doing so, they preserve valuable cultural heritage as well as create many exciting opportunities for tourism and culture. They will take you to the scenic, peaceful hinterland of the coasts to discover its countless manor villages surrounded by forests, fields and lakes. Places that will also revitalise you, your body and soul, with their special charm. We have put together for you the most beautiful short trips from five countries.

Bicycle Tours in Baltic Manors regions

Tours to the Baltic Manors
We collected 20 bicycle tours in seven countries. Find your bicycle tour in Lithuania, Kaliningrad, Poland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The old houses are surrounded by amazing nature. Ride through woods, lakes and the coastline and meet interesting people and hosts in the Baltic Manors.

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Lolland-Falster, Denmark

Historic splendour door-to-door with modern art

Castle hotel with evening menu and art museum
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Imagine the perfect castle hotel with a stylish restaurant and historically furnished rooms. The atmosphere is characterised by tasteful antiques – and there are no TV sets. A place where you can perfectly switch off the stress of modern life. From there it is only a short walk through the castle park with its fantastic climbing trees for children and soon, you are standing in front of one of Denmark’s most modern art museums: the Fuglsang Art Museum. Staying at the Herregård Castle Hotel on the Lolland-Falster peninsula offers you this unique connection. You can experience even more such stately historical estates in this rural area on a walk that leads from Fuglsang through fields and small forests to Guldburgsund. Or take a trip to the Reventlow Museum Pedestrup, where you can marvel at the house’s perfectly reconstructed historical kitchen.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Enjoying old Prussia in a modern way: culinary and nature delights at the Müritz

Two nights with breakfast and Sauna
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A few hundred metres from the western shore of the Müritz in a manor in the style of the Danish clinker brick Renaissance, a new life had already taken hold more than 20 years ago. Manfred Achtenhagen, who was one of the first “space pioneers” of the German post-reunification years, has turned the dilapidated building into a stylish hotel in which the flair of old Prussia has been resurrected in a contemporary way. The menus in the “Morizaner” restaurant are also extremely tasteful: using regional ingredients, the traditional country cuisine of this area is interpreted in a modern way and enriched with new influences. In the meantime, Achtenhagen’s sons have taken over the management of the house, where guests can always get a little family connection – for example on a small trip with the hotel’s own sailing boat or on the historical tour “1000 Years of Mecklenburg”, during which the host himself leads the guests through the grounds every Sunday and brings history to life.


Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Peace of mind, good health and a star-studded kitchen at the Peene River

Relax at Relais & Chateaux Hotel Gutshaus Stolpe
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A strong feeling of peace of mind sets in the second you are gazing from the Peene riverbank over this gently flowing stream, which is sometimes also referred to (perhaps somewhat exaggeratedly) as the Amazon of the North. At Gutshaus Stolpe, which is less than a three-hour drive from Berlin, you can enjoy this view all day long and jump into the water to your heart’s content in between – just slip on your bathrobe, walk straight out of your room through the flower meadow and into the cool water. Everything in the Relais & Chateaux hotel is designed to pamper you: the wellness area with open-air hot tubs, the Michelin starred restaurant, the country-style rooms. But with all this, don’t forget: there is so much more to discover in the surroundings of this little paradise. For example, the 350-year-old Fährkrug, where the poet Fritz Reuter enjoyed having a beer. It was brewed in the ancient monastery, the ruins of which can still be visited right next to the manor. Usedom with its wonderful beaches is not far away either – although in Stolpe, you feel completely removed from the tourist flow and holiday hustle and bustle.



River region Parsęta, Poland

Enjoying Polish hospitality in a royal setting

Hotel with swimming pool
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The ambience at the “Pałac w Rymaniu” hotel in West Pomerania near Kolberg is truly stately. And yet the rooms and halls of this historic building are not only imbued with the spirit of the past. Great Polish hospitality is equally important for the unique atmosphere of this place with all the openness and child-friendliness that you can encounter there. An old manor has been transformed into a comfortable modern hotel that offers every imaginable amenity – from a good restaurant to an indoor pool to a sun terrace leading to a picturesque park. All this is available here – and it is less than a three-hour drive from Berlin – at booking.

North Kashubia, Poland

Lodging like “The Great Gatsby”: 1920s flair at the palace hotel

Special offers in luxurious hotel
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Babylon Berlin, The Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey – when you first enter this noble hotel resort with its riding facilities, restaurant and exclusive wellness area, the wealth of 1920s flair immediately conjures up various associations from the world of film and literature. The lovingly selected furniture, the wallpaper, the stylish antiques all over the house make sure of that. This manor was probably never as inviting as it is today, having been resurrected as a 5-star hotel. And yet, even as a normal wage earner, you can certainly afford this luxury: in spring, Ciekocinko offers very affordable deals, also for families. So how about an Easter or Whitsun weekend at the Baltic Sea? The white sandy beach is only 5 kilometres away. This can also be perfectly combined with a city trip to Gdansk. The city is only an hour and a half away from Ciekocinko by car.

Palanga, Lithuania

Be a guest of Lithuania’s “space pioneers” – right by the sea

Boutique hotel with restaurant
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A young Lithuanian couple about to embark on their next career move in London decided to return home – and turned the elegant Vila Komoda in the historic seaside resort of Palanga into a charming boutique hotel with a very personal atmosphere. The cuisine here is of the highest standard and the rooms are decorated with great attention to detail. For example, there are no room numbers, only the names of the people who used to live there. You are a bit removed from the bustling life of the seaside resort, and yet right in the middle of it: the dreamlike Baltic Sea beach, the Amber Museum, the many cafés, bars and restaurants are all only a walk away. Add a few days on to your trip and visit the natural wonders of the surrounding area – such as the gigantic dunes of the Curonian Spit or the Rambynas Regional Park on the Nemunas River – you won’t regret it.

Holiday homes in historic manor houses

Hotel offers & unique experiences

The Swedish model: a people’s castle

The idea of creative “space pioneers” revitalising historic manors and castles with innovative ideas has been around here in some way since the 1930s. At that time, Svaneholm Castle, built in the 16th century as a fortified castle, passed into the ownership of a cooperative, which opened a museum there and has continued to develop and modernise the concept of the castle over the decades. In Svaneholm’s impressively reconstructed interior, you can dream yourself back into the stately life of the past 500 years, enjoy a delicious meal in the castle restaurant and even become a part owner of the castle yourself for a small fee. A subsequent cycle tour in the scenic surroundings or a small rowing boat trip on the lake next door is then all the more enjoyable. Knowing that you now own a small part of this stately building makes it seem even more impressive. Visit the museum and the restaurant.

Picturesque: cycling from Gdansk through the Polish Netherlands

Biketour through a cultural landscape

Visitors immediately notice that something is very different here, somehow special. Like parts of the Netherlands, Zulawy was wrested from the water as a fertile cultural landscape. Large parts of this flat stretch of land, which is criss-crossed by 17,000 kilometres of water channels, even lie below sea level. Zulawy also looks picturesque, as if created by the old Dutch masters, because of the characteristic arcaded houses with their wood-carved façades, which can be admired everywhere here. In fact, it was immigrants from Holland and Friesland who settled here, created this cultural landscape and brought their architectural style with them. Today, there is a new cultural and gastronomic life stirring in quite a few of these buildings. And many of them are connected by a perfectly developed network of cycle paths, which are best accessed from nearby Gdańsk. Since there are hardly any inclines, there couldn’t be a nicer way for families with children to explore this special region.

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